Dictionary Results for sieve


1. sieve - noun

· a strainer for separating lumps from powdered material or grading particles

Synonym(s): screen

Hypernym(s): strainer




2. sieve - verb

· examine in order to test suitability; "screen these samples"; "screen the job applicants"

Synonym(s): screen, screen_out, sort

Hypernym(s): choose, take, select, pick_out




3. sieve - verb

· check and sort carefully; "sift the information"

Synonym(s): sift

Hypernym(s): analyze, analyse, study, examine, canvass




4. sieve - verb

· separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements; "sift the flour"

Synonym(s): sift, strain

Hypernym(s): separate




5. sieve - verb

· distinguish and separate out; "sift through the job candidates"

Synonym(s): sift

Hypernym(s): choose, take, select, pick_out





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